7.2/10
154
3 user 1 critic

Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (1991)

Perry is at TV station "KGGY" to be interviewed but thanks to the interference of main anchor-person Brett Huston the interview is pulled. Mostly everybody hates Brett as Brett knows all ... See full summary »

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...

Director: Ron Satlof
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

David Katz is a world famous magician and he comes to Denver with his group to perform for a charity gala for disabled children. Also there is Perry and Della as all three are supporters of... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found shot to death after having had an argument with her husband who was also her manager.

Director: Ron Satlof
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dyan Draper, an editor of a well known fashion magazine, is infamous for writing columns that destroy other people's career. She also drives her employees to near madness with her orders ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On the set of a popular daytime soap opera 'Mile High', actress Kris Buckner is being forced off by co-star Mark Stratton. When she says that she'll 'kill him before she leaves the show', ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dr Sheila Carlin is good friends with Della who calls Perry in when she is being pestered by someone. On the theory that it could be somebody that she works with at a radio stations she ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In this episode Perry Mason has to defend the son of an old friend of his who is accused to have killed an ex-officer of the Nazi-SS.

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Perry Mason is invited to the marriage of the daughter of an old friend of his. But before the end of the ceremony, the uncle of the groom is found dead. Certainly this is a case for Perry ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sleazy talk show host Ted Mayne writes a tell-all book, which enrages and embarrasses several very prominent women. One of them, actress Roxanne Shield, loses her composure during an ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A teenager from Las Vegas asks Perry Mason to defend her father who is accused of killing a man blackmailing him.

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A painter fakes his death in order to gain some aditional money because his works would revaluate with his death. But unfortunately he is being killed a few hours after having "returned to ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Brett Huston
...
Vic St. John
...
Twyla Cooper
...
Chuck Gilmore
...
Al Shockley
Gary Giem ...
Sam Garza
Betsy Jones-Moreland ...
Judge Elinor Harrelson
...
Gary Slate
...
Gillian Pope
...
Cassie Woodfield
...
Andy Romano ...
Asst. D.A. Jack LaRusso
Edit

Storyline

Perry is at TV station "KGGY" to be interviewed but thanks to the interference of main anchor-person Brett Huston the interview is pulled. Mostly everybody hates Brett as Brett knows all the station workers secrets. He has also written a memo insulting all of the main station players - Vic St. John - the station manager, Twyla Cooper - the producer, Chuck Gilmore - the sports reporter, Gary Slate - the weatherman, Cassie Woodfield - the reporter and Gillian Pope. Brett is shot dead with Gillian's gun and therefore she is arrested for the crime. Gillian calls in Perry, Della and Ken to investigate. As Della and Perry set out to solve the mystery, Ken gets close to Cassie but she is a suspect and when it appears that somebody is trying to kill her, the mystery deepens... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 January 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perry Mason - A könyörtelen riporter esete  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Guest star Susan Sullivan (Twyla Cooper) and regular William R. Moses (Ken Malansky) played mother and son several years earlier on the prime time soap Falcon Crest. In those days, he was billed as "Billy Moses." The two actors are in only one scene together (the courtroom), but they don't speak to or acknowledge each other. See more »

Connections

Follows The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Better than average Mason TVM
21 September 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mason is due to have an interview on news TV station KGGY with Gillian Pope. However Brett Huston, a selfish host on the show cuts her interview out of the show. Huston not only upsets her but is on edge with many others at the station. It's no surprise that he gets killed but Pope is the suspect and turns to Mason for defence. Meanwhile Ken Malansky investigates a link with a blackmail scheme.

If you've seen one of these things then you've seen them all. The legal realism of these shows are always very doubtful but the drama is still enjoyable. Mason does his usual ripping into the witness stuff which is good but this time he has more objections overruled and DA LaRusso manages to hold his own well. Ken's investigation is better than usual here but it does feel like he's in a separate movie and it doesn't quite fit together as well as it is meant to. He also gets a bit more action than usual but it isn't directed very well.

The cast are the usual - Burr does well and is a bit like a comfortable old suit. Hale has even less to do than usual but is OK. Moses is good value as a cut price action man. The `oh look it's ..' count that is normally one in the Mason series goes nuts this time with Orbach (Law & Order), Romano (Under Siege) and tough guy (Beau Starr).

The production values are a little higher than usual and the sets don't look like they off a daytime soap! The plot is good and has the usual twist at the end that you could never guess in a million years. Overall a very enjoyable addition to the series that is better than the norm.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?